An Abridged Exploration of Love & Admiration. Part 1. Gord.

David Bastedo - An Abridged Exploration of Love & Admiration

This was the first Exhibition of images that I displayed of images of Gord Downie – and was a work in progress – still is I guess – in terms of going through my archive of images and selecting ones that I liked and wanted to print.

I quickly put together a pamphlet or program, I guess you could say – back in the day, and wrote some words to go with each of the images. You can download a pdf of the Exhibition program HERE. These images are available for purchase.

Show Introduction

The beginning of the end.
I’ve been on a journey with The Tragically Hip and with Gord for over a dozen years now. It has been an adventure filled with people and music and culture and friendship and family and love and admiration.

I’ve spent the better part of the year revisiting that journey, combing through my archives; trying to extract from them, some magical answer to what it all means – to me, to friends, to fans and to a country.

I’ve cried and I’ve laughed and there have been many smiles; as I remember the places and events surrounding each frame – a vignette of my life – a song in my head – each encapsulating a special moment shared with friends.

These images of Gord – are only part of my love story, a part of a poem and a sliver of my heart – to all of the experiences, and people and times that were shared and a toast to the times that are still to be celebrated; to the learning and growing and the experiences that changed me; all of us. To a man, and a band, and a country.

David Bastedo
04/16/2018


The Exhibition titled: An Abridged Exploration of Love & Admiration. Part 1. Gord. will be showing for the months of May & June at LeslieJones | Toronto.

A Curated selection of images.
Limited Edition Studio Prints Available for Purchase.

For more information.